Russia Open to Dialogue, Putin Invites G7

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Vladivostok, Russia, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin invited the countries of the Group of Seven (G7) to Russia and assured that Moscow is open to dialogue with its members, during his speech on Thursday at the Eastern Economic … Read More

North Korean diplomat tells Japan not to meddle in denuclearization

Delegate to UN conference on disarmament says Tokyo ought ‘to refrain from poking into others’ business.’ A North Korean diplomat to the United Nations advised Japan on Tuesday not to meddle in the process of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. … Read More

How Japan Might Lose Out in the Korea Talks

President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan at the White House on June 7. Japan could be left vulnerable depending on the substance of Mr. Trump’s meeting with North Korea about denuclearization.CreditAndrew Harnik/Associated Press TOKYO — Even if … Read More

Trump announces June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korean leader, American prisoners released

President Trump announced Thursday that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, locking in a historic, high-stakes summit aimed at curbing the rogue nation’s nuclear weapons program. Trump made the announcement via Twitter … Read More

China Vows to Play a ‘Constructive Role’ in Resolving the Korean Peninsula Issue

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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, second right, meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Image Credit: AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin Chinese foreign minister is visiting … Read More

CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend

CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend in an effort to lay the groundwork for a summit between Kim and President Trump, Fox News has confirmed. Pompeo’s trip, which was first reported … Read More

Bolton meets S Korean, Japanese national security advisers

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser held talks Thursday with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts, as the U.S. gears up for an unprecedented summit with North Korea. Bolton met with Chung Eui-yong, the South Korean official who … Read More

Chinese government wary as Japan unveils first marine unit since WWII

Japan’s new amphibious rapid deployment brigade training on Saturday, April 7. (CNN) The Chinese government has reacted warily to the establishment of a new Japanese amphibious special unit, designed to repel invasions on Japan’s remote islands. Japan and China have … Read More

China ‘still a player’ on North Korea, despite Trump-Kim talks, Japanese official says

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Peace and stability in Asia will top agenda at upcoming summit between Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul, former foreign minister says. China still has a significant role to play on the North Korea nuclear issue, regardless of the planned talks between … Read More

Seoul to closely cooperate with China, Japan to tackle North Korea issue

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South Korea’s National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon (L) meets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) in Tokyo, Japan 13 March 2018. Suh recently met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and discussed the prospect of the denuclearization of the … Read More

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